Article by Cokato Museum Staff
Back Row: Ed Pickruhn, Marvel Fox, Otto Preus, Joann Nelson, Layonna Nelson, Pauline Hedberg, I.W. Humola.
Front Row: Marion Loe, Alice Ryti, Gloria Nelson, Lorraine, Joan Onkka, Paul Hedberg, Clifford Hedberg
Very Front Row: Rex II
Edward Pickruhn was originally from Minneapolis, MN and then moved to Cokato after he married Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Cokato in 1927. He lived in Cokato until his death in 1947. During his time here he was involved in many different things, including, being a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. In Cokato's First Century by Carlton Lee it states that Pickruhn served as the Master of the Cokato Lodge from 1919-1921. Pickruhn was also a custodian at the water works system and was probably most notably known for being a policeman for the Cokato Village.